HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE: first single, artwork, and track listing now available

September 8th, 2011
by EvilG

The new full-length album 17th Street out October 25

With a newly-rejuvenated line-up and their signature sound intact, San Francisco’s HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE have returned with 17th Street, a brash and heartfelt song cycle, blending the best elements of NWOBHM, Thrash, Doom, and American Folk music while somehow sounding unlike any of these. 17th Street takes the band’s inimitable sound to a new level, creating an emotional gravity that only further accentuates the band’s formidable songwriting chops. “I can see how someone could find it an upbeat record,” says John Cobbett, guitarist and producer of the band, also of underground metal legends Ludicra and Slough Feg. “There are glimmers of hope there. But if you listen carefully to each song, you’ll find that each one has its own point of view; you might find hope, or something very different, very dark.”

You can now hear the first single, The Grain, which has been made into a lyric video, HERE. Fans can now preorder a copy of the album, which is available on both CD and 180 gram double LP gatefold vinyl.

17th Street track listing:
1. 317
2. 17th Street
3. The Grain
4. Staring (The 31st Floor)
5. The Day the City Died
6. Romance Valley
7. Summer Tears
8. Grey Wednesday
9. Going Somewhere

Stay tuned for more information on HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE and their upcoming release, 17th Street, available in North America on October 25.

HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE is:
John Cobbett: guitar
Chewy Marzolo: drums
Sigrid Sheie: organ, piano, vocals, flute
Leila Abdul-Rauf: guitar, vocals
Joe Hutton: vocals
Max Barnett: bass

Fans can keep up with HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE at the following links:
http://www.hammersofmisfortune.com
http://www.facebook.com/hammersofmisfortune
http://www.myspace.com/hammersofmisfortune
http://www.metalblade.com/hammersofmisfortune

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